A group of us, have formed #OpenCouncil, a small working working group around transforming @NYCcouncil to be more open. We hope to pressure the Council to be more open, transparent, and digitally savvy. Join us.
Inbar has located the geographic center of NYC! It is located at 58th Street and Queens Blvd, Queens and there is a plaque!!!
This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence; the Portland project used about half of the number of property records. It’s not a flawless diamond, though. Some of the dates are approximate or inaccurate. The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color – John Metcalfe – […]
[Op-Ed] The Future of Open Government in New York City | TechPresident Thanks to TechPresident, I was able to take my original blog post and turn it into an opinion piece. I’ve added a new section on the importance on WHY you should be paying attention and the history of NYC’s open government leadership.
It will cost around $13 million to do a runoff election for public advocate, an office with an annual budget of $2 million. Meaning it would be around a third of the cost to declare both candidates public advocate and fund each of them as usual. If you consider one of them would have been […]
The Open Data 500 will be the first comprehensive census of U.S.-based companies using government data to develop new products and services. The goal of the Open Data 500 is to understand how companies use open government data in their business, how it can be made more useful, and how it can help promote innovation. […]
E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) – Forbes It would be great to have this as a public data set!
I wanted to understand why these problems happen, so last week I decided to train to become a poll worker. It was a wild ride. When the lever breaks | The New York World
At Code for America, the concept of safe-spaces is a necessity. We’re committed to building apps that are “by the people, and for the people” and we recognize that in order to do that, we need to make room for every single person. We must honor each others experiences and engage in a way that […]
Since 2008, we have seen several Chief Executives elected who have favorable opinions toward innovation in Government. What if that was not the case? What if you had a thriving Open Government / Civic Tech community and somehow a Chief Executive or Legislative body did not want to continue its investment? In 2011, Washington DC’s […]